Sure, Groot the Talking Tree seems like a challenging character in Marvel's Phase Two adventure series roll-out, but "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn's got his sights set on making Rocket Raccoon right.
Per Vulture, Gunn's been briskly studying up on his raccoon lingo and into by getting up close and personal with the critters.
Gunn said he's "done a lot of studying with real raccoons" in an effort to "get some of the behavior down," including taking photos, playing with the critters, feeding 'em. Get More »
Whedon, a friend of Gunn's, recently spoke with MTV News at the Toronto International Film Festival (where he was busy promoting "Much Ado about Nothing," his modernized take on Shakespeare's classic play) about how Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" adaptation is coming together, and what the film's director brings to the equation. Get More »
Ever since Joss Whedon was announced as the director of "The Avengers" a couple of years ago, fans have been wondering when Whedon's frequent collaborator Nathan Fillion would be cast in one of their films. After all, Fillion is an admitted geek and superhero fan and he has a huge cult following. It has to happen, right?
Well, today Marvel has another tease for fans, as according to The Hollywood Reporter, Fillion's "Slither" director James Gunn is the leading candidate to helm the upcoming sci-fi epic "Guardians of the Galaxy." And in a team that includes an intelligent tree and a talking raccoon, you'd think they'd have a spot for Captain Tightpants, right? Get More »